Summer is the season of vibrant blooms and sunny skies. Bright blues, pinks, and yellows are the signature hues of summer, but there is a softer side to the season that’s just as beautiful. Soft summer shades are the colors that take center stage as late summer intertwines with early fall. A gentle summer color palette features muted, enigmatic shades with cool undertones, bringing a delicate elegance to your NYC apartment.

Benjamin Moore Rose Blush – 037

It wouldn’t be a soft summer color palette without this light shade of powdery pink. Hints of blue and gray undertones mimic a rose bush’s appearance in the early morning sun. Since it’s a “barely there” shade of pink, Rose Blush can adorn any surface in your home. It’s not too bold for tight spaces, nor is it too quiet for more open areas.

Benjamin Moore Steel Blue – 823

Steel Blue is the color you see when the sun rises through the mist over a lake. This refreshing hue with a hint of gray is ideal for bedrooms and as an accent color in kitchens. Steel Blue pairs well with brown tones, including Wild Mushroom CL – 336, another fantastic choice for a soft summer palette.

Benjamin Moore Sweet Butter 171

This mellow yellow is brightened up with a gentle touch of orange. Sweet Butter is the midafternoon sun preparing to begin its brilliant descent over the western hemisphere. It’s a lively choice for living rooms, guest baths, or any spot in your apartment that could use a whimsical aesthetic.

Benjamin Moore French Violet CC – 960

French Violet is everything a soft summer purple should be. The muted hue is perfect for a striking entryway with subtle Smoky Green CC – 700 accents. You can increase this attractive color’s “wow” factor by using it to adorn the trim in a room with a neutral palette featuring a cool white, like Oxford White 869.

Benjamin Moore Gulf Stream 670

Gulf Stream is a medium teal with pleasant green undertones ideal for a peaceful, casual dining room. It’s also an ethereal choice as an accent to the icy blue undertones of Arctic Gray 1577. The two colors create a vibe reminiscent of the early morning fog on a summer morning that’s taken on a touch of fall’s chill.

Creating Your Own Soft Summer Color Palette

These five shades are our picks for a distinctive combination of soft summer colors. Consider them a jumping-off point to design a soft summer palette that speaks to you and soothes your soul. Remember that this palette is meant to highlight the precious lingering moments of summer as it comes to a close.

Soft Summer Color Palette for Your NYC Apartment

Bring the beauty of a soft summer palette to your home with Benjamin Moore paint colors from Janovic. As the premier Benjamin Moore paint store in NYC, Janovic has everything you need to beautify your apartment. Visit one of our locations across the city or schedule a personal color consultation today.

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